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Wed 29 Nov 2017, 10:00am–2:45pm

Where: St Francis Hall, 248 Main Rd, Tairua, The Coromandel

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

This four hour workshop for artists and creatives covers; writing effective promotional material, social media methods, and learning techniques to make your promotions count.

Workshop Programme:
10am to 11am Writing with writer Emma Darragh

Get on with it! A pain-free process for writing effective promotional material for artists/creatives'

Do you cringe every time you are asked to write an 'artist bio'?
Does writing your 'About' webpage make you wince?
You're not alone, believe me. Most people struggle with self-promotion.

This workshop will teach you the simplest way to write well. Versatile. Effective. Results in one hour.

11am to 12pm Social Media with artist Reina Cottier:
Artist Reina Cottier has a successful online presence and will demonstrate some of the social media methods.

This will be a practical step by step demonstration that will include:
- How to post on Facebook, Instagram and You Tube.
- How to grow your audience via social media
- How to make a basic You Tube video on your art

Lunch and networking 12 to 12:45pm. BYO lunch or bring a plate to share.

12:45 to 2:45pm Make Your Promotion Count with Paul Bradley from Creative Waikato.

Learn how to make your promotion as effective as possible by reaching the right people, in the right place, with the right message.
- Identify target market(s)
- Work out your key message(s)
- Choosing media, and making it work for you

This workshop was made possible with the generous support of our guest speakers, Creative Waikato and St Francis House.

About Emma Darragh:
Emma Darragh is co-founder and Communications Director of CoLab Collective; delivering digital marketing and communications services to individuals and organisations all over the Coromandel.

Emma has written features and blogs for Our Coromandel Summer Magazine, Go Travel, Coromandel Life, Coromandel Goodness and Destination Coromandel. Through CoLab Collective she creates digital content across the spectrum; from social media to enewsletters, blogs and websites.

Learn more at or
or call Emma on 021 122 9017.

About Reina Cottier:
Reina Cottier is a full time professional artist based in Tairua. Reina specialises in commissions and her work has been featured in 4 books, and just recently had a 4 page spread in NZ Artist Magazine and featured on the cover. Her paintings are in private collections worldwide.

About Paul Bradley:
Paul offers arts project assistance, facilitation, mentoring, marketing and promotions advice, project planning, and business development assistance. His goal is to support and strengthen creative activity in the Waikato with a particular emphasis on positive and sustainable grass-roots creative community outcomes.

Paul is also a practicing artist working in the area of street art and video projection performance.